Structural racism, and deep rooted social and economic inequities, represent dual public health crises for people of color and those living in marginalized communities.
The Health Equity and Racial Justice Fund (HERJ Fund) would create a statewide grant program to provide resources directly to community-based organizations, tribal organizations, and clinics (CBOs) to address the root causes of long-standing health disparities.
The HERJ Fund was proposed three years ago by a handful of public health and racial justice groups and has since blossomed into a statewide, mobilized, and diverse 230+ strong coalition of supporting organizations.
Learn more about the kind of community-led solutions that could be “scaled up” by the HERJ Fund.
Read the recent editorial by Faith in the Valley’s Pastor Trena Turner.